CATEGORY: Baseball
The Rubbery History of the Baseball
October 28, 2015

Find out how one of the materials at the core of the baseball—rubber—has influenced the national pastime since its inception. Read More

How a Billy Goat “Cursed” the Chicago Cubs
October 6, 2015

Seventy years after a bar owner cast the infamous “Curse of the Billy Goat” on the Chicago Cubs, take a look back at one of baseball fandom’s strangest superstitions. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Satchel Paige
September 22, 2015

Fifty years after he became the oldest player in big league history, check out 10 facts about one of baseball’s most legendary showmen. Read More

The Black Sox Baseball Scandal, 95 Years Ago
October 9, 2014

Ninety-five years after players from the Chicago White Sox allegedly threw the 1919 World Series, learn the story behind one of professional baseball’s most notorious scandals. Read More

Major League Baseball Makes Television Debut, 75 Years Ago
August 26, 2014

Professional baseball made history when a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds was broadcast from New York. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Babe Ruth
July 11, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth's major-league debut, learn 10 surprising facts about baseball's biggest icon. Read More

Baseball’s Cooperstown Myth
June 11, 2014

As the Baseball Hall of Fame turns 75, read how the shrine to baseball’s gods was built upon a carefully constructed creation myth. Read More

Wrigley Field Hits the Century Mark
April 21, 2014

As the iconic Chicago ballpark celebrates its 100th birthday this week, explore some facts about its colorful history, and that of four other iconic sports venues. Read More

When Hank Aaron Passed the Babe, 40 Years Ago
April 8, 2014

Forty years after Hank Aaron’s 715th career home run, look back at the moment he surpassed the immortal Babe Ruth. Read More

11 Things You May Not Know About Jackie Robinson
January 31, 2014

Explore 11 little-known facts about the man who integrated baseball. Read More